February 14, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 2020

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CAM – WATER BILLS

Campbellton city council reached a deadlock on Monday that was broken by
Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin casting the deciding vote to invoice
non-metered water users yearly.

Council has been extenstively discussing the change from quarterly bills as
some residents expressed concen over their ability to pay all at once reports
the Tribune.

City Comptroller Kelly Laflamme says an option to set up monthly billing has
been added to the new invoices, but an small interest rate will apply.

Laflamme says the move will save the city thousands of dollars in postage and
staff time.

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CAM – BERNARD IN

Balmoral Mayor Charles Bernard will be seeking a third term in the May 11th
municipal election.

The mayor tells the Tribune he has served the community as a councillor,
deputy mayor, and mayor.

Bernard has served as mayor for the last eight-years and served on council
from 1986 to 1999 as well.

He says he is heavily involved in the Restigouche Regional Service Commission
assuming several roles including managing files pertaining to policing.

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CAM/MIR – CHALUER LOCK OUT

The Chaluer Regional Service Commission locked out its employees at 5pm
yesterday afternoon after contract negotiations reached an impasses.

The 23 members of Cupe Local 4193 have been without a contract for over 2
years.

Chaleur Service Commission Board Chair Joseph Noel says they felt they had no
choice but to issue the lockout notice after failing to reconcile on a number
of elements.

The Commission say the Red Pine Landfill Site in Allardville will remain open
as ususal from Monday to Friday but will be closed on Saturday’s until
further notice.

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CAM – TAX HELP
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is still seeking volunteers to
help people in the area with their tax returns.

The program does taxes free of charge for people with modest incomes and has
proven to be popular in Restigouche and across the province.

Volunteers will be trained in tax preparation and efiling, but a release from
CRA says past experience is appreciated.

Last year over 55-million-dollars in tax returns were processed in New
Brunswick. You can apply online at canada.ca.

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